Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – April 2016 (Hour 13)



I feel like I am just rushing to keep up with challenges now. Its not very nice. Why on earth are they all so big?

What I Read:

  1. Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon

Pages Read: 44

Alphabet Soup

Book used: Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon, ebook.

Agony p324

Bookshelves p11

Carriage p339

Dissolution p1027

Ensconced p799

Flames p1643

Grisly p1643

Highland p45

Inflicted p1012

Journey p1652

Knife p1718

Ludicrous p1351

Mumbled p1647

Necessarily p1687

Obstacles – 1722

Petrified p1174

Quilt p1166

Rummage p786

Scattered p770

Tugging p1721

Unutterable p1776

Volition p1364

Weariness p1434

X – no such word in either of the books I have been reading have one that starts with x. I searched every x in the ebook formats, and nadda. Have one instead that sounds like X. Exhausted p1780

Younger p1775

Zombie p1757

Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?

dragonfly in amber





2. How many books have you read so far?

I have yet to finish either but I have been reading two books at the same time. See above.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?






4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

Sort of. There was a part here and it was very loud and hard to focus on reading when I wanted to join the fun. I put my headphones on for this to try and down out the noise. My boyfriend also got a bit drunk which means he kept coming in and wanting attention so which I limited him to a kiss per hour. It sort of worked.  Then I slept, which there isn’t any dealing with that.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

How long its taking me to do some of these challenges. Aren’t these things supposed to be quick so we can get back to reading after a short fun breaking?



Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – April 2016 (Hour 11)



So I had a nap in hour 8 and awoke this hour to see that I won a prize in hour 9. Very exciting. I don’t know what to do about Dragonfly In Amber. When I was falling asleep I was listening to it on audio book and I am not sure I got it all… To go back as far as I think I need to and count the pages again? Or just go forward and trust I didn’t miss too much?

What I Read:

  1. Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon
  2. Special by Georgia Blain

Pages Read: 32

Share A Quote

Since I cannot help myself, I am going to share two. They are short and are both from Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon.

I stood still, vision blurring, and in that moment, I heard my heart break. It was a small, clean sound, like the snapping of flower’s stem.


Torn between the impulse to stroke his head, and the urge to cave it in with a rock, I did neither.

Character Destination

I choose Rose Hathaway because really, if there are no strigoi to kill she would make the trip amazing.  Now the actual destination part I find hard. Being in Australia there isn’t really anywhere I want to road trip here much…

I suppose we can start off in Victoria even though I don’t live there and drive along the Great Ocean Road and see things like the 12 Apostles, then drive all the way up to northern Queensland and do things like the Great Barrier Reef, and finally Daintree Rainforest.



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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – April 2016 (Hour 8)



Im falling asleep now which is just making me re-read the same page at least twice each time before I can move on. I have officially been awake for 24 hours already thanks to my long arse working day. I have downed a full V in the time between this post and the last so I think I am going to back for 2-3 hours. I don’t want to miss any challenges after all.

What I Read:

  1. Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon
  2. Special by Georgia Blain

Pages Read: 89

Operation: Quotation!

To many, I was myth incarnate, the embodiment of a most superb legend, a fairytale. Some considered me a monster, a mutation. To my great misfortune, I was once mistaken for an angel. To my mother, I was everything. To my father, nothing at all. To my grandmother, I was a daily reminder of loves long lost. But I knew the truth – deep down, I always did.

I was just a girl.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton.



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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – April 2016 (Hour 5)



Im feeling rather tired now. I think its time to crack out the V.

What I Read:

  1. Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon
  2. Special by Georgia Blain

Pages Read: 109

Road Trip Challenge

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Dear Ivy,

I think of you every day. I have found out so much about you and what it was actually like for you those few years at Halton and I cannot begin to go into what they must have been like. I wish I could see you again, but you never came back from the ‘tests’. When everything fell apart Lark and Wren sent me away with a new identity to hide out until things were better. If you are still out there, are you going through something similar? While I miss everyone terribly, I must admit that I am enjoying moving from place to place and seeing the world that I was never supposed to see. Being able to make up my mind about things in a way I was never able to before. Its almost freeing not being Special.


Reading Fortress


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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – April 2016 (Hour 3)



Since it is hour one I am feeling pretty good. I have eaten some pizza, and I am having a bit of a drink. The drink might not be a good idea cause it might put me to sleep, but meh.

What I Read: Dragonfly In Amber

Pages Read: 77

Intro Meme

1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Australia mate.

2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?






3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I will probably get sushi at some point. It will be good.

4. Tell us a little something about yourself!

I have already been awake

5. If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

Try not to sleep?

Our Bookish Childhoods

  1. The love of reading was awakened in my by my father reading me things like The Hobbit when it was time for bed.
  2. Because I am dyslexic, something no one ever bothered to test me for but its very obvious now in adulthood, learning to read and write was very painful and very embarrassing. But one of the first books I got into once I got past the reading part of this hurdle (I still cant spell) was The Woman In the Wall by Patrice Kindl.
  3. One of, if not the first, serious series I read was Deltora Quest by Emily Rodda.
  4. Some of my favourite childhood books where the Fear Street books by R.L. Stine.
  5. When I was younger I would get up at 5am so that I could have some time to read before school, and got very upset when others woke up that early because that was my time in the morning.

Five Word Story

Re-arrange words to find stories.

Overwhelming noise within dizzying silence.

Twitter link.


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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – April 2016


Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is an event that goes for 24 hours and everyone all around the world starts at the same time. This time the event is taking place on the 23rd of October.

If you would like to sign up go ahead and do that here, for times check them out here, and for a list of prizes that you can win by being in this competition check them out here.

Now just like last time, this event starts at 10pm for me on a day where I have to be awake at 5:30 for work and dont finish till 4:30 and then drive an hour and a half home. I shall try to nap for a few hours before hand, but my dodgy sleep issues probably wont allow it.

The books I would like to read are:

Water_Babies soundless animals of farthing wood special





Now I have no intention of reading or finishing all of these, but I just want some choice when it comes to reading during the read-a-thon.


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AYearAThon – January (Wrap Up)


I don’t think I picked good books to start off my reading year and my read-a-thon year. These books dragged and dragged and by the third, which I didn’t finish as you will see, I was ready to throw out the read-a-thon and do anything else but read. I struggled through it though….

Day 1

Pages Read: 79

Books Started: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman.

Day 2

Pages Read: 114

Books Read: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman.

Day 3

Pages Read: 160

Books Read: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman.

Day 4

Pages Read: 203

Books Finished: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman..

Books Started: The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman.

Day 5

Pages Read: 143

Books Read: The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman.

Day 6

Pages Read: 122

Books Finished: The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman.

Books Started: The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman.

Day 7

Pages Read: 300

Books Read: The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman.

Total Pages Read: 1121

Total Books Read:


northern lights subtle knife


amber spyglass


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AYearAThon – December


AYearAThon is a read a thon that happens each month throughout the year with different themes. You can find the goodreads group here. December’s theme runs from the 7th-13th. There doesn’t seem to be a specific time in which this starts, so I am starting the clock at midnight my time. This months theme is:

Graphic Novel

To me graphic novel is including mangas since they are what I have the most of. So here are the things I am going to switch between:

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – October 2015 (Wrap Up)



AND WE ARE DONE! I feel pretty good about the whole thing. The only books I finished were Nana volumes though but thats ok. I shall show you all the things I read even if I didn’t finish them. How did everyone else go? Do you feel good about the amount you read? I feel a bit like a cheat because most of mine were manga pages so they don’t really count. But oh well!

What I Read: 

animals of farthing wood dragonfly in amber Nana 1 nana2 nana3 nana4 nana5

Total Pages Read: 1258

Closing Survey

Which hour was most daunting for you?

The beginning right before my nap sleep. I don’t know what I was thinking. As if I could stay awake that long.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

The Throne of Glass series, The Lunar Chronicles and other books like that are very interesting. However they are very long and are not really go for a challenge like this so I suggest graphic novel or shorter stories in general.

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

None at all! I loved the mini challenges and the time from really makes it hard for you cram anymore stuff into the read-a-thon. Then we wouldnt get any reading done!

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

The use of the world clock for start times. The first time I participated that wasn’t there and it made it confusing.

How many books did you read?

I read 6, but I only finished 4.

What were the names of the books you read?

See above.

Which book did you enjoy most?

Probably Nana volume 4. I love The Animals of Farthing Wood, but Nana holds more intense emotions.

Which did you enjoy least?

Dragonfly In Amber. This isnt to say I am not enjoying it, but out of them all I enjoy it the least.


How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

YES! I think I may want to help host a challenge next time, or do a prize perhaps? Depends on my schedule then.


How did everyone else go? Link me to your wrap up so I can share in your efforts and congratulate you!


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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – October 2015 (Hour 22)



Well I am both hungry and tired again. Time to raid the fridge! But we are getting so close the end I really need to hurry up and just charge the reading.

What I Read: Nana Vol. 1-3 and Dragonfly In Amber

Pages Read: 411

Blackout Poetry

You will need some text on paper that you are comfortable using a marker on. It can be an old book, newspaper, magazine. Anything will work. Then you’re going to use a black marker (or another dark color if you don’t have black) to mark out most of the text, leaving a poem behind.

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You think I am going to mare a book? I think not. But I can paint a picture that looks like I drew on my pages!


Who Am I? Book Style!

Think about your one of favorite books.  Then give 3-5 clues about the book.  Others can then guess at the title/author.

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I am going to do two of these since I think they will be sort of easy to work out for those who follow my blog.

  • I am just a girl.
  • Others want me to fly but I have never had the desire.
  • My family is strange.


  • I was abandoned by my mother.
  • I am part of a war that not everyone knows is happening.
  • I know a boy who killed his father.
  • I dream about a boy in a tree.

This was good fun, if I had more time would think of more!


I have a fun mini-challenge, just take a picture aka Shelfie of your shelves, or you and your shelves, post it up somewhere and link it below. Easy peasy, right?

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Sorry for the quality of the second pic, its dark in my room and my light doesn’t really shine upon this shelf like the other.

#BookBeverage Photo Challenge

The only thing that goes with a book as well as a cuddly pet is a good beverage. Whether your bookish beverage of choice is tea or coffee, wine or water, share a picture of your current book and beverage on Instagram or elsewhere. Use the hashtag #BookBeverage if you’re sharing on a hashtag kind of site. Feel free to include any furry reading companions in your picture too. I’m sure we could all use a dose of cute to get us through the read-a-thon! Once you’ve shared your picture, stop back to enter the giveaway. I’ll announce the winner at the end of the read-a-thon.

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I wanted to include a photo of my fluffy love but she woke up an hour ago and is currently unable to sit still!



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